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. on their face i don't expect the senate to reject mr. brennan for cia chief, and despite mr. hagel's troubles in the confirmation hearing, i don't expect he will be blocked as a matter of substance or his performance in the hearings. but it is true that if a couple of senators decide to hold things up because they want more answers, it gives the administration a choice. it can either go to bat against the republicans and say they're being unreasonable, they're being political, they need to back down, or they could make a decision we just want to get this thing through, let's try to give them enough information to satisfy them and get it over with. jon: a mouthpiece for the administration in this situation said these are critical national security positions, and individual members -- meaning senators -- shouldn't play politics with their nominations. but isn't that what happens at every nomination, the senators trot out their list of wants, you know, information wise from the administration and use some leverage? >> yes, i mean -- well, jon, that's what advise and consent ultimately means. it
remember all that? involving the former head of the cia general petraeus? national security correspondent jennifer griffin is live at the pentagon. what is the latest you're hearing about general allen and this decision, jennifer? >> reporter: well, remember, jon, general john allen was supposed to leave as the top commander in afghanistan and got to become the supreme allied commander in europe but that's when the jill kelley e-mails interfered with that. there was a pentagon inspector general investigation into those e-mails. eventually he was cleared by that investigation. so it looked like his nomination was going to go forward but our white house correspondent, ed henry, heard from sources yesterday that in fact general allen was being pushed out. that he was in fact not going to be renominated as the supreme allied commander in europe and go to nato headquarters. that he in fact would be retiring. the defense department is pushing back on that characterization suggesting that leon panetta, the defense secretary, met with general allen just days ago. here is what panetta said yesterd
. joining us now, mike baker, former cia covert operations officer. rejoining us once again, gordan chang, the author of, nuclear showdown, north korea takes on the world. mike you know through your experience as a cia officer officer the world is dangerous place. did it get more dangerous last night? >> whether they do something, launch another missile whatever it is they're doing, whether it succeeds or fails it becomes more dangerous because they're learning something else. one of the biggest dangers from the program that the north koreans are running the tech transfer that goes on. there is a very robust underground environment between the north korean, iranian, russian, pakistani scientists and in dealing of nuclear technology. i think that's a very, very dangerous element to this. jon: how do we stop that? >> well the problem is we have very little room left with north korea. we've almost, gotten to the point where we kind of learned to live with this problem and the danger there of course, there are certain people in the administration saying if we can do that with them, certainly
considering nominations for new secretary of defense. a nominee for cia director. president's new white house chief of staff offered this reminder we live in a dangerous world. >> between john brennan, the cia director and chuck hagel as secretary of defense we want to make sure we have those guys sitting in the chairs working because i don't want there to be something missed because of this hang up here in washington. >> reporter: you won't see action this week due to the president's day recess but capitol hill sources say the hagel nomination will be likely taken up a week from tomorrow. jenna: we'll watch that, mike, thank you. >> reporter: thank you. jon: for more let's bring in byron york chief political correspondent for the "washington examiner" and fox news contributor. the ways of the senate can be confusing, byron but looks like the senators that voted to block the nomination to this point might not necessarily vote against the nomination when they come back in session? >> you're right. the hagel filibuster which started on thursday did not survive the sunday shows and the reason is
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